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CenturyLink LEAD SOFTWARE DEVELOPER / Distributed Web Services in Python in THOUSAND OAK, California

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Job Summary

Be a part of the team that is responsible for the architecture, analysis, design, and development of Content Delivery Network software. Work on high-performance distributed systems deployed on a massive scale unmatched in almost any corporate computing environment. Responsibilities include design and implementation of multiple components or systems. Development may cover multiple languages including Perl, C++, Python, javascript, and Go on Linux.

Job Description

  • Designs, develops, maintains, and supports new and existing code written in multiple languages (one/more of perl, C++, Python, javascript, Go) on Linux

  • Designs and codes automated unit and system tests using adopted frameworks

  • Reviews peers' designs and code

  • Understands a complex distributed system end-to-end

  • Documents and effectively communicates proposed solutions, and implements them in a reliable, accurate, and performant way

  • Works with stakeholders in Architecture and Engineering teams to ensure requirements and designs meet expectations

  • Participates in a fast-moving agile planning environment, including planning and estimating work


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in CS or similar field, with 5+ years professional experience, or 2-3 years with a Master's Degree

  • Practice in application of fundamentals of Computer Science and software development

  • Extensive hands-on experience in the architecture, design and development of scalable and secure distributed systems based on high-performance software

  • Ability to work in C, C++, Perl, and Python on Linux or similar platform

  • Knowledge of HTTP family protocols

  • Outstanding initiative, self-motivation and drive; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to estimate, plan, prioritize and multitask

Highly qualified candidates will also have:

  • Experience storing data in NoSQL databases and other alternative data stores

  • Ability to work in Lua and Go languages

  • Understanding of SSL/TLS

  • Experience tracing and tuning TCP/IP

  • Knowledge of web service, web caching, content delivery, and related technologies and protocols


Bachelors or Equivalent in Computer Science

Masters or Equivalent in Computer Science

Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix; US-Arizona-Scottsdale; US-Arizona-Tempe; US-California-El Segundo; US-California-Irvine; US-California-Los Angeles; US-California-Sacramento; US-California-San Diego; US-California-San Francisco; US-California-San Jose; US-California-Thousand Oak; US-Colorado-Boulder; US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Denver; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Florida-Ft Lauderdale; US-Florida-Jacksonville; US-Florida-Miami; US-Florida-Naples; US-Florida-Tampa; US-Georgia-Alpharetta; US-Georgia-Atlanta; US-Illinois-Chicago; US-Iowa-Des Moines; US-Kansas-Overland Park; US-Minnesota-Eagan; US-Minnesota-Eden Prairie; US-Minnesota-St Paul; US-Missouri-St Louis; US-Oregon-Portland; US-Texas-Dallas; US-Texas-Fort Worth; US-Texas-Houston; US-Texas-San Antonio; US-Texas-San Marcos; US-Virginia-Reston; US-Washington-Seattle

Requisition # : 210936

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/

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